There's absolutely no point listening to a time signal service such as WWV on a PC as what you hear would be delayed by the time you hear it thus setting the time by such a method would be completely inaccurate.

Still the best way to set time is to tune into WWV/WWVH on a Shortwave receiver on 2.5, 5, 10, 15 or 20MHZ, the higher frequency's come in well during the afternoon.


WWV was recently upgraded, there was talk of it going off the air.

WWV has been in operation since 1927, impressive.

You can phone WWV/WWVH and hear them that way though again what you hear will be delayed at least by a quarter of a second, more likely longer.

These are US phone numbers

WWV 3034997111

WWVH 8083354363

You can patch these two different numbers together to simulate exactly what you'd hear if you tuned to one of the abovementioned frequency's on a Shortwave Radio.

In Australia the best way to set your time piece manually is to find a station with an accurate local time signal, I say accurate because some are delayed by at least a second owing to satellite links being used, ABC being a case in point so that can't always be relied upon.



On 14/05/2017 2:43 PM, Adam Morris wrote:
Hi all,

Does anyone know of a site or way I can receive a time signal like wwv using a pc?

Have tried google but links I found don't work.



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